New Hampshirites should be proud of their state representative, Lynne Blankenbeker. She is a nurse and officer in the Naval Reserves, served in the U.S. Air Force, and is a practicing attorney. Blankenbeker also sits on the House State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs Committee where she fights for veterans’ rights. The representative is currently based at Fort Dix New Jersey, where she is cross training with the U.S. Army.
In an email to her House colleagues, Blankenbeker told them that the Army is “short staffed.” I agree. She continued her email by stating that she “got to be the gunner (on her Humvee) which was fun. The .50cal is quite a gun! I was never ascared [sic] of the unions but they better not F#%k with me again!!! Just saying… I have mastered hand to hand combat as well.”